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that area, or that it has loaded or unloaded mails or passengers within that area.

(2.) For the purpose of this section the tonnage of ships shall be ascertained as provided by section five hundred and three, subsection two, of the Merchant Shipping Act, 1894, and the register of any ship shall be sufficient evidence that the

gross tonnage and the deductions therefrom and the registered tonnage are as therein stated.

(3.) Section five hundred and four of the Merchant Shipping Act, 1894, shall apply to this section as if the words “owner of a British or foreign ship” included a harbour authority, and a conservancy authority, and the owner of a canal or of a dock.

(4.) For the purpose of this section the term “dock” shall include wet docks and basins, tidal docks and basins, locks, cuts, entrances, dry docks, graving docks, gridirons, slips, quays, wharfs, piers, stages, landing-places, and jetties.

(5.) For the purposes of this section the term “owners of a dock' or canal" shall include any person or authority having the control and management of any dock or canal, as the case

may be.

(6.) Nothing in this section shall impose any liability in respect of any such loss or damage on any such owners or authority in any case where no such liability would have existed if this Act had not passed.

on one

Limitation 3. The limitation of liability under this Act shall relate to of liability where several the whole of any losses and damages..which may arise upon claims arise

any one distinct occasion, although such losses and damages occasion. may be sustained by more than one person, and shall apply

whether the liability: arises ať common law or under any general: ør: prígate: Art of Parliament, and notwithstanding anything contained in such Act.

4. This Act may be cited as the Merchant Shipping (Liability of Shipowners and others) Act, 1900.

Short title.

Construction. 5. This Act shall be construed as one with the Merchant 57 & 58 Vict., Shipping Act, 1894, and that Act and the Merchant Shipping GO & 61 Vict., Act, 1897, the Merchant Shipping (Exemption from Pilotage)

Act, 1897, the Merchant Shipping (Liability of Shipowners) 60 4.61 Vict. Act, 1898, the Merchant Shipping (Mercantile Marine Fund) 61 & 62 Vict., Act, 1898, and this Act, may be cited together as the Mer61 & 62 Vict., chant Shipping Acts, 1894 to 1900.

c. 59.

c. 41.

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to the King's most Excellent Majesty.

CHAP. 5.

An Act to amend the Law relating to the holding of

Offices in case of the Demise of the Crown.

[2nd July, 1901.]

E it enacted by the King's most Excellent Majesty, by and
D with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and
Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled,
and by the authority of the same, as follows:-

1.-(1.) The holding of any office under the Crown, whether Effect of within or without His Majesty's dominions, shall not be affected, demise of nor shall any fresh appointment thereto be rendered necessary, holding of by the demise of the Crown.

(2.) This Act shall take effect as from the last demise of the Crown.

office.

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2. This Act may be cited as the Demise of the Crown Act, Short title. 1901.

OTTAWA: Printed by SAMUEL Edward DAWSON, Law Printer (for Canada)

to the King's most Excellent Majesty.

CHAP. 15.

An Act to enable His most gracious Majesty to make

an Addition to the Royal Style and Titles in
recognition of His Majesty's dominions beyond

the seas.

(17th August, 1901.]
BE it
E it enacted by the King's most Excellent Majesty, by and

with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and
Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled,
and by the authority of the same, as follows:-

1. It shall be lawful for His most gracious Majesty, with a Power to
view to the recognition of His Majesty's dominions beyond the make addition
seas, by His Royal Proclamation under the great seal of the title of Crown.
United Kingdom issued within six months after the passing
of this Act, to make such addition to the style and titles at
present appertaining to the Imperial Crown of the United
Kingdom and its dependencies as to His Majesty may seem fit.

2. This Act may be cited as the Royal Titles Act, 1901.

Short title.

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to the King's most Excellent Majesty.

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